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Hardly a week goes by without a middle-aged celebrity being photographed with a new and much younger girlfriend. Earlier this year, Brad Pitt 56 was said to be dating year-old model Nicole Poturalski. Disappointing, but not surprising. When Keanu Reeves was photographed with his girlfriend Alexandra Grantwho had grey hair and looked her age 47he was inundated with congratulations and back-claps, as though he deserved praise for dating a woman his age.
The thing is: he is still nine years older than her. In the business where Hollywood is strangely obsessed with youth and where optics are everything, I can understand why a leading man or indeed, woman would get involved with someone much younger. Looks and beauty aside, a younger person brings new energy and refreshed perspective on life to a relationship. This phenomenon is not restricted to the rarefied world of celebrity.
But why does this supposed fixation that older men appear to have on young women bother me so much? Is it because, as a something woman, it reminds me that in the world of dating, women of my vintage have depreciated in value? That the idea suggests physical appearance still matters more for women than men and we are thought to diminish in attractiveness more precipitously?
Why am I rolling my eyes at the mere thought of Russell Crowe having to speed-learn the basics of TikTok to get hooked up with younger women?
At 20, working in a Dublin hotel bar to pay my way through college, I met an American man, then in his mids. He was charmingly boyish but had his own apartment in LA, wore aftershave and worked as a record producer I could barely spell career. It was a sizeable step up from the Snakebite-guzzling l I was more used to. Suitably smitten, I moved to Los Angeles after college so we could make a go of things. Well, it was a disaster.
With no career or money of my own to speak of and me living in his apartment, the balance of power was already on a perilously unhealthy tilt. Sure, we made each other laugh but I was under no illusion that for him, this was a predominantly sexual relationship.
He had little interest in a meeting of minds. He had his buddies for that. Added to which, I was hopelessly immature and romantically inexperienced at I would pick fights with him at parties and crow for attention and affection all day long. Common life goals? When it finally ground to a halt, I suspect both of us were relieved.
We were both attracted to each other, so what was the harm in seeing where things went? I m 19 looking for girlfriend ultimately bothers me is a man who believes that a woman his own age is too old to love. The body of a woman of 50 is not extraordinary at all. I suspect that something other than beauty is at play here.
I know I thought my ex was a legend, simply because he knew how to order wine and paid a gas bill. That sort of devotion and admiration is probably too good to resist. See a sample. up to be the first getting the offers, competitions, and a sneak preview of what's coming up over the weekend. up. Tanya Sweeney. CA Los Angeles.
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